Sunday, November 13, 2011

Libre Tea Review



You guys know how much I love tea so it will be no surprise that when Libre Tea contacted me and wanted to know if I would like to try their special glass to review that aids in making tea using loose leaf tea, I was very excited to try something new! I had all these great loose teas and the diffuser I was using was letting alot of the leaves and such escape into my cup so I was eager to find something that would eliminate that. I was sent the large glass (14 oz) to try and just so that you know they do have a small (9 oz)one and a mug (10 oz)if you want smaller cups of tea, you do have a choice. It is not one size fits all!

I don't know if all of you have seen them around but I have read other reviews on several sites but in case you don't know, I will do my best to help you understand how it works. At the top of the glass is a diffuser built into the glass. You fill up the container with your hot water and you put your loose tea in the diffuser at the top. Then slowly turn the bottle upside down and let the tea seep and then turn back to original position and you have tea (hot or cold). The leaves stay in the filter or diffuser and the best part is the leaves can be used again so you don't waste any leaves!

I used an Earl Grey tea on this demonstration. As you can see I already have it made and you can see there are no leaves inside the glass. I had put in hot water but by the time I got ready to drink it, it had gone warm so I just added some ice and drank it as iced tea.

But you can use it to make hot tea as well. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make the tea and to clean up the bottle. Sometimes, it is the cleaning up process that is what I don't like but all I did was empty the filter and used warm sudsy water and cleaned out the glass and it was ready to go again. The neat thing about Libre is that it can go with you because of the screw on top.

You do not have to worry about spilling your tea. Like I said earlier, you can get the small glass and it will fit into your purse or lunch bag. You can have your tea anytime of day!

The reason behind Libre tea glasses is that it is better for our planet because loose leaf tea has a much smaller eco-footprint than teabags. Unlike ‘bagged’ tea, loose leaf tea is sold by weight, easy to dispose of and biodegradable. It also requires minimal packaging, unlike bagged tea, which requires significant packaging resources and generates considerably more waste with its bags, boxes and plastic wrappers.

I also did not know that loose leaf tea is sold by weight, only two to three grams are required for every cup, making it much more cost-effective than pre-packaged teabags. So, it makes good sense to take your Libre glass wherever you go and by doing so, you are helping our environment. The less mess we produce the less impact on our planet.

Also, did you know that the caffeine content in tea is released in the body at about half the rate of coffee! The absence of a ‘strong jolt’ means that tea is less taxing on the nervous system.

The caffeine in tea produces a gradual increase in alertness over a few hours, as opposed to the ‘crash’ that often occurs after coffee consumption.

Wow, I knew that coffee could make me jittery but never thought about what tea does. I love learning new things, don't you?

There is alot of information on Libre's website and I don't have enough room to tell you all of it but you really need to check out the health benefits of tea on this page of Libre's website.

Here is what I found out on the About Us page:
Thanks for being curious! Libre tea glasses are brought to you by Energetic Marketing – we are committed to sustainable people and planet practices, excellent customer service and engaging tea moments ‘for all to enjoy and relax with’.

My journey began in 2006, when I visited China and enjoyed many tea tastings. I traveled to many gardens and temples and loved all the opportunities for tea moments.

Tea, for me, is symbolic of an ancient ritual celebrating the secular as sacred. It is a space to take a breath, reconnect with oneself and the world. It is a time to stop to enjoy life, people and the planet and remembering the joys that life has to offer.

I’ve posted some of my tea moments on Flickr at Libre Tea. I hope you’ll join in and share yours. Inspiring tea moments is my mission – I welcome any comments or ideas and value your input to give these tea moments shape and meaning.
I love when companies post something about how they started or why because it helps me understand them better and their products and what they hope to accomplish. I hope that if you are a serious tea drinker, like me, that you will look up Libre Tea and read some more about them and visit their website and other media outlets:



Mailing Address:
1304 – 400 Gower Point Rd
Gibsons, BC, Canada
V0N 1V0
Email: info@libretea.com



Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

18 comments:

janetfaye said...

Bagged tea is often made from loose leaf tea production’s tea dust or ‘fannings’, resulting in a brew that is much less flavourful.

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Maryann said...

I learned Both the glass ‘n poly and glass’n glass Libres are a BPA-free experience for your tea

Maryann D.
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Karen said...

I am a big herbal tea drinker and this product is perfect for me! I don't do a lot of loose tea because of the mess but this product seems to take care of that problem

chris0855 said...

I learned that they sell many of there products @ retailers in Canada!

royalegacy said...

I learned that the tea bottle is a health conscious glass interior and durable poly exterior - keeps tea hot and cool to touch

Soozle said...

I learned about the caffeine content of different teas compared to coffee and colas!
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Viva said...

I learned that bagged tea is often made from loose leaf tea production’s tea dust or ‘fannings’, resulting in a brew that is much less flavourful.

loriag said...

I learned-
The caffeine content in tea is released in the body at about half the rate of coffee! The absence of a ‘strong jolt’ means that tea is less taxing on the nervous system. The caffeine in tea produces a gradual increase in alertness over a few hours, as opposed to the ‘crash’ that often occurs after coffee consumption.
loriagalbraith at gmail dot com

cupcake mama said...

I learned that tea in bags is usually just "dust" left from loose tea. This kind of makes me mad! I have always thought Celestial Seasonings and other bagged teas were just as good. I am switching!!!
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Stacey L said...

I learned it keeps tea hot but glass cool to touch

mary fallon said...

i learned that the best tea is grown in the mountain regions wheere leaves can grow slwoly...

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nomadinjeopardy said...

I learned there are two different stories as to tea's origins.

chelesa sims said...

only two to three grams of tea are required for every cup.


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Soozle said...

Eep! I had a problem with Rafflecopter today - somehow recorded my daily tweet (Nov 21) multiple times instead of once! Please delete the extras :-)

K. McKenzie said...

I learned that white tea can help you lose weight by helping to increase your metabolism!

weta1972 said...

Bagged tea is often made from loose leaf tea production’s tea dust or ‘fannings’, resulting in a brew that is much less flavourful.
weta1972@yahoo.com

Carmen said...

I learned that a removable stainless-steel filter that keeps tea leaves in the glass, out of your mouth and is removable for easy cleaning. That is a great feature! No one wants any clumps of anything in your tea.

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